Same Room Echos A Hassle?

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I’m wondering if having two Echos within earshot of each other is worth the aggravation of have the unintended device register the request. The only real use case is when I’m close to the Sonos speaker and want to change the music.

The two devices are about 10 m apart and are visually occluded from each other. 95% or greater of the total requests are made to one device. However, it becomes annoying when Echo Spatial Perception kicks and shuts down the wrong device, I end up playing two streams of music at the same time because I wanted the Echo to change song, or I have to shut off music on one device but the wrong one responds.

Perhaps the solution is to change the wake word of the secondary device, turn off follow up mode, or even place some tape or paper over the microphone on the secondary device. Right now, there doesn’t appear to be anything in settings to cover other scenarios.

And on another note… Alexa, if it’s bath time for my kids (and I have the explicit filter on) and I’m requesting “Alexa, play Rubber Ducky”, I’m referring to this version…

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… and NOT this version…

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You used to pick this up better.

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